Boca Raton has seen no scarcity of New York- or northeastern-based eating places increasing their manufacturers to the snowbird sanctuary of South Florida. That is all nicely and good, and whereas foodies haven’t discovered themselves ravenous for brand new ideas, there’s been nothing new in Boca metropolis limits for these looking for genuine Southern-style delicacies. For that, you’ve gotta go somewhat additional south to Pompano Seaside’s South Bar & Kitchen, and the journey is nicely value it.
That includes dishes impressed by the Cajun and Creole tastes of Louisiana, South Bar & Kitchen’s menu boasts a big selection of Southern consolation meals with scratch-made flavors, spices and marinades. I received’t spoil an excessive amount of right here as our Meals Editor shall be unrolling a complete assessment (keep tuned), however I’ll say that the menu has choices that may attraction to newcomers and seasoned Southern gourmands alike.
The idea was impressed by Proprietor Mike Linder and Govt Chef O’Hara’s travels to Charleston, Nashville, and New Orleans, and the affect of Southern-style diners could be seen within the inside’s decor. The nice and cozy golds of the sunshine fixtures and deep greens of cubicles bask within the tender lighting within the eating space, which supplies off a neighborhood eating vibe because of the association and openness of seating. Open air, cubicles wrap round a banyan tree on the heart of the terrace, with extra seating accessible in a lined patio. South’s intimate outside space additionally serves as a venue for performers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
The laid again communal environment of South Bar & Kitchen is a refreshing change of tempo for these in search of an escape from the depersonalizing impact that eating in a loud crowded house instills. The music is low and the seating preparations encourage hanging up a dialog with somebody new or getting a sneak peek of the dishes from the following desk over. The restaurant may even quickly be launching its brunch menu, providing diners much more causes to cease by.
South Bar & Kitchen; 165 N.E. 1st Ave., Pompano Seaside; 954/890-2000; southpmp.com
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